Mary Jane (Giuffrida) Faro
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Methuen - Mary Jane (Giuffrida) Faro, 96, of Methuen, MA, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2020 at High Pointe House surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Lawrence, she was the only child of the late Mario and Concetta (Rause) Giuffrida.

Mary graduated from Holy Rosary Grammar School, Lawrence High School, and McIntosh School of Business. In 1947, she married the love of her life, F. Sam Faro when he returned from military service during W.W.II. While raising their three sons, she worked by her husband's side in the family business, Sun Ray Bakery on East St. in Methuen and at Salisbury Beach. Mary was dedicated to her family, faith and community and was an active member of the Holy Rosary School PTA, served as a Den Mother for the Boy Scouts, and was a past president of the Sons of Italy Ladies Lodge in Salem, NH.

When Sun Ray Bakery closed in 1980, Mary worked in customer service at Macy's Department Store and retired in 2010 with 30 years of distinguished service and was adored by her coworkers and customers. She also took delight in preparing delicious traditional Italian meals and enjoyed crocheting blankets as gifts to celebrate marriages or the arrival of a new baby.

In addition to her husband, Mary was predeceased by her sons, Maurice and Nunzio.

She is survived by her son, David Faro of Methuen; granddaughter, Lindsay Faro; and several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mary's "larger than life" personality will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. She will be forever in our hearts.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 17, 2020 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Alfio Society, 20 Common St. Lawrence, MA 01840. For directions or to send condolences, please visit
Published on January 15, 2020


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Jan 18, 2020
Ann Martin
Jan 15, 2020
I worked with Mary at Macys (formal y Jordan Marsh) for many years.
She was a wonderful Lady and remember lots of laughs and happy times.
My condolences to her family.
Joanne Archambault
Jan 15, 2020
Only knew Mary from shopping at Macy's,
Such a lovely lady, always so pleasant and helpful. Sorry for your loss.
Jimmy Savoy Methuen
Jan 15, 2020
God Bless All